Frenkie de Jong has gone on the record indicating he would prefer to remain with Barcelona rather than accept a transfer to Manchester United. 

"I prefer to stay with Barcelona," De Jong told ESPN on Tuesday.

"Barcelona is just my dream club. Also from a young age. I just said it too. I've never regretted my choice despite the fact that I had hoped for more in terms of prizes than I've achieved so far. But I have never regretted my choice."

Erik ten Hag has been eager to bring De Jong to United. 

De Jong, who is valued at around €75m, is one of Barca's most expensive assets, but the 26-year-old has said there has been no contact with Ten Hag or United.

He added: "What I'm saying, there is absolutely nothing of an agreement or anything official. At the moment there is no question of it at all.

"Not that I know of in any case. Or they must not have told me, but I don't think so."